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“Surprisingly luxurious” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England   |  
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Ranked #18 of 117 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Surprisingly luxurious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2008

Benson House is situated in a great location, within 10 minutes walk of the centre of Cambridge. We stayed in a twin room which had been re-furbished with high quality furnishings. It had a good-sized new and attractive en-suite with a good shower, great mirrors and lighting and quality bath sheets. The room had flat screen television, tea making facilities and very comfortable beds. The proprietor was very pleasant, providing a night-time glass of sherry, driving our car to the front door and generally being extremely helpful. The dining room was lovely with quality linens and tableware and breakfast was excellent. It may still look a little shabby from the outside, but renovations are taking place and accommodation is first class.

  • Liked — attention to detail
  • Disliked — shabby exterior
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

We left it really late to book (2 days before hand) and had the last room, not yet renovated, with a shared shower room, but we were the only ones on the top floor so didn't have to share in the end! The room was small but the bed comfortable and it did have a handbasin in it. Tea & coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Julie, the host, is very friendly. The breakfast was EXCELLENT. A hot buffet, and continuous fresh, hot food kept emerging from the kitchen. The dining room is very tastefully decorated and attention has been given to the smallest detail. The B & B is centrally located, just a 5 minute walk from the main drag of shops and restaurants. Parking is not great if you arrive before 6pm (pay & display bays and residents only) but free after 6pm and all day Sunday. I would stay here again and would recommend. Good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

This B&B is very convenient just North of the city centre. That is, easy to drive to and a short walk to the centre where there are plenty of places to go if you need a meal in the evening.

Everything in the in the room and ensuite was of a good standard, new and clean. The welcome was very friendly and although I didn't have any particular needs when I was there I got the impression that I just had to ask.

There was an excellent choice of breakfasts and the food was plentiful and of a very good standard.

So no complaints at all, very good value for money.

  • Liked — Friendly, Clean, Excellent food.
  • Disliked — Long way from the station!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Benson House

Address: 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Benson House Hotel Cambridge

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